Joe Genius - Complete Series
Show: Joe Genius [Complete Series]
Welcome the first show that proves how exciting, hilarious, and sometimes dangerous, homegrown science can be. Joe Genius turns the spotlight on some of the best science videos online, from dry ice bombs to robot musicians, and explain why they work...or more often than not, why they don't.
Episode 1 – 07/15/2010
Chemistry Cafe (13:03)
In this volatile episode of Joe Genius, host Jonah Ray explores the world of backyard chemistry, bringing you videos of the explosions, eruptions, and hilarity that ensue when mixing chemicals. Jonah throws on his lab coat and goggles and whips up some "Elephant Toothpaste."
Episode 2 – 07/22/2010
Turbo Charged (9:57)
Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride because this episode‚ all about speed! Isaac Newton showed that every action causes an equal and opposite reaction‚ but little did he know that 300 years later Joe Geniuses would be turbo-charging minivans with jet turbines and lawnmowers with rocket engines!
Episode 3 – 07/29/2010
Morphing Matter (11:04)
These Joe Geniuses refuse to settle for a simple solid, liquid, or gas. Watch as the substances in these rockin' videos blur the line between phases, or switch between them in mind-blowing ways. Jonah Ray creates giant mutant bubbles with dry ice and cranks up a part-solid, part-liquid concoction in a subwoofer.
Episode 4 – 08/05/2010
DIY Theme Park (10:20)
The Joe Geniuses in this thrilling episode may not have the budget or real estate to create amusement park mega-coasters and slides, but these crafty amateurs use their knowledge of speed, acceleration, and friction to build their own backyard attractions.
Episode 5 – 08/12/2010
Sounds of Science (9:57)
Pump up the volume and ride the sound wave because this episode is all about the science of sound! A bunch of backyard brainiacs put their musical science skills to the test and create homemade instruments out of veggies, garbage bags, and spare parts. Listen in on other maestros who change their voices by experimenting with the Darth Vader of gases!
Episode 6 – 08/19/2010
Sounds of Science
The backyard engineers in this episode build catapults and cannons to launch washing machines, flaming pumpkins, and even their friends to great heights! Some have the physics chops to send their projectiles high and far. Others create projectiles of doom.
Episode 7 – 08/26/2010
Flaming Metal (9:13)
In this flammable episode of Joe Genius, backyard scientists quickly learn that sodium, magnesium, and many other metals are among the most active elements on the periodic table. Jonah Ray reveals intense videos complete with spontaneous explosions and towering flames.
Episode 8 – 09/02/2010
Green Power (9:53)
The environmentally friendly Joe Geniuses in this episode sure know how to go green! They build emission-free vehicles to get around town, design homemade wind turbines, and use pedal generators to power some of life's amenities.
Episode 9 – 09/09/2010
Microwave This (9:54)
Things heat up as Jonah Ray takes us to the radiating world of the microwave oven. Your mom warned you not to put aluminum foil inside, but how about tossing in a DVD, a bar of soap, or a light bulb? Watch as Joe Geniuses experiment and then flee the scene after fireworks blast and other disasters result.
Episode 10 – 09/16/2010
Rocket Science (8:15)
Joe Genius rocketeers put their aerodynamic skills to the test. Some backyard scientists send their homemade rockets propelling into extreme flight, while others are doomed for take-off failure. Don't miss Jonah Ray's epic struggle with the diet soda and breath mint rocket!!
Episode 11 – 09/23/2010
Robotic engineers, amateurs, and pros alike lure you into their world of robots -from teeny tiny to larger than life! Check out homemade robots jamming a tune and battle-bot death matches. Then watch as Jonah Ray goes all MacGyver and builds a toothbrush bot!
Episode 12 – 09/30/2010
Get 'amped up' as our Nikola Telsa wannabes experimenting with all things electricity. This episode has everything from lightning-bolt-emitting Tesla coils and high voltage can crushers to static electricity and homemade stun guns. Attention all Joe Genius animal lovers: Watch for a cat who experiences the ultimate static electricity frustration!
Episode 13 – 10/06/2010
What goes up must come down. Isaac Newton first identified the force we call gravity, and now Joe Geniuses are climbing to new heights to discover its influence. Watch as skydivers, bungee jumpers, and jet-pack-toting adventurers get a (sometimes painful) lesson on the uncompromising science of free fall.
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